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CSPAN
Oct 20, 2012 6:30pm EDT
the california state board of equal ligse jerome horton. mr. horton, california has recently changed how it managed or its taxation policies when it comes to the internet, hasn't it? >> yes, peter, it has. it broadened the definition of what is taxable in california to include online retailers who meet certain criteria. >> now, said you broadened. how was it before and now who is included? >> prior to the law, the sales tax didn't apply to companies that had affiliates and worked through various different groups here in the state of california. the law broadened the definition of who actually qualities to include those individuals. so now online retailers who have affiliates in the state of california, who also have some form of brick and mortar either directly or indirectly working through other groups and in partnerships and so forth have next us in california by the definition of california law and therefore required to collect and collect the use tax in the state of california. companies that are now included would include amazon, best buy, and wal-mart that are making sa
CSPAN
Oct 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
is 1.5%, a 2%. >> with keeping the key states are? california has been mentioned. and the home state of the new york. where are these going to have to be? >> i think new york is very important. florida. there are a lot of seats in florida. you mentioned california. some are not president of battleground states. and then you of some of the battleground states. florida being one. we have some in ohio. and some southwest race is. colorado. a number of important races there as well. again, i think that the good news for democrats is that momentum is building. refining and lot of republicans in congress who are always pretended to be moderates. all of a sudden these hardcore party members of congress are running ads like -- we really want to enter into a bipartisan agreement. we will see. i think the voters will hold them accountable, voting for a very extreme budget plans. >> congressman, chris van hollen, thank you. >> we are back with our two reporters. and the puzzle cliff, what is it? are we going off of it? what's the fiscal cliff are the spending cuts and tax increases that will ta
CSPAN
Oct 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
editorial board. host: but me ask you a question. story mentions the fact that california's results did not make that survey by the department of labour. california had double-digit unemployment that would have kept it above 8%, basically where it was. this just happens to be a mistake one month before the election. this is totally skewed it. you have to pay attention to networks like yours. they are not going to buy into the partisan democratic rag papers like the times. it is a democratic party organ. host: thank you for the call. newspaper endorsements, do they matter. we will get a look at what to expect tomorrow in the third and final presidential debate. later we will check in with three radio talk show hosts from three key battleground states. we follow that with newsmakers, 7:00 for those on the west coast. our guest is the ranking democrat on the house budget committee. during the conversation, one of the questions that came up, the so-called fiscal cliff, what to expect after the election as the deadline looms. [video clip] >> with respect to the sequester park, the automa
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 10:00am EDT
senate seat in nebraska. on c-span2, eric cantor will square off for the race for california seventh district. it will be on c-span2. >> every generation there are history has worked and sacrificed to leave a better country to their children and grandchildren. we were then spending their money. we are much more spending their money. we are leaving them a mess. it to be very difficult to deal with. if we are that week, just think of who want to come here for. we're seeing our country taking over. we're so we cannot do anything. we are moving in that direction. we have got to start fixing this now. otherwise it is a disaster. we could even lose our country. >> ross perot interviewed by richard wolfe and how it has changed since he ran for president in 1992 and 1996. by his article in today's edition of "usa today" ross perot tonight on c-span at 9:00 p.m. eastern. >> of the archdiocese of washington red mass yesterday marking the start of the new term. it is named after the color of the garments help buy the claridge held on the sunday before the court held this. six of the nine attend
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
california, oregon, and washington and all of new england, and i think one way to be competitive is to have a less aggressive foreign policy that doesn't always think war is the answer, and to be a little bit more of a tolerant party when it comes to people who don't always agree with us on every issue. and still to be a fiscally conservative party that believes in balancing the budget. i think if you ran primarily on the message of balancing the budget and that was a primary message, even in california, i think there are even democrats in california that would vote for you if they knew that your primary purpose and what you wanted to control government for was to control out of control deficit spending. >> so you'd leave that window open for 2016? >> you know, nobody knows what happens a week from tuesday and we'll see what happens a week from tuesday, but my primary purpose now is i have gone around the country campaigning for governor romney, and i'm hoping that governor romney wins is a week from tuesday. >> susan? >> senator, another important component next tuesday is obviously t
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 10:30pm EDT
experience. once in a lifetime for me. we travelled from california just to be here. it was an incredible civics lesson to see them face to fac that was really an amazing opportunity. >> i agree with their. once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be able to be in the arena tonight to see the two candidates. >> there are some monitors behind you. were you watching the candidates or splitting your eye contact between the monitors and what was on stage? >> i was fortunate to see both candidates. >> what about the body language? >> i thought they were both composed. i think they were both very well rehearsed and very ready to debate each other. >> from your standpoint? >> the same. i think the president was comfortable and romney came in also prepared. >> who comes out a winner tonight? >> i think mitt romney was a little more presidential in his ability to connect things he is planning to do and how he would like to take the country. i think he really laid out his plan to keep the constitution with his mention of the bill of rights and the declaration of independence and life, liberty, and the pur
CSPAN
Oct 23, 2012 1:00am EDT
: next is a supporter of governor romney. patrick from california. go ahead, please. we will go to charles next, who is joining us from arkansas. go ahead, charles. caller: what is -- if people would listen to what is going on, they would see that romney is doing a lot of rambling. i really do not think that he knows what he is talking about. host: ben -- ahmed is joining us. are you still undecided? caller: i am leaning towards obama because he seems to be a strong leader. i was supporting romney before, and romney seems to be everywhere on every issue. host: george is on the phone from kansas. a supporter of governor romney. good evening. caller: how're you doing? i thought romney did a wonderful job and obama was all over the table. i support romney 100%. i hope he becomes our president. obama has not done anything that he said he was going to do. host: earlier tonight, jim, the campaign manager for the president, in a meeting with reporters, we carry it on our web site, here is a portion. >> you cannot have any clearer of a choice than you saw on this issue. the back-and-forth
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
north carolina. there is a seat in indiana and california so we feel good about where we are going. we know this will be a tight election and this is the crunch time for both parties. host: david wasserman goes on to handicap the balance of the house -- guest: we need 25 seats to take back a house and those are his rankings. there are 66 seats across the country right now that president obama won in the 2008 election that are either controlled by republicans for our brand new season the districting not controlled by a democrat right now. we feel terrific about our prospects. we have 53 candidates currently on our registered blue program that highlights our best campaigns. that is twice the number of seats we need to take back the majority. there is plenty of capacity for us to take this back. wasserman has been moving the rankings in our way. host: he also takes up the point you made that democrats are fond of noting how may house republicans were carried in 2008. and and guest: we have 53 candidates. these are campaigns that are our highest benchmarks for fund raising and strategy whi
CSPAN
Oct 16, 2012 1:00am EDT
member. six years in the california legislature, proudly representing. i will never stop fighting with fighting for education orne and -- never stop fighting for education. we have had to collectively whether these very difficult economic times. this november, the county has a choice. it has not had in decades, to have a different kind of representation in congress that believes in the same values as the people. we want to expand the middle class, get our economy back on track, create jobs, protect medicare and social security, and stand for a woman's right to choose, with equal access to health care and equal pay for equal work. all of us want an advocate for the middle class and president obama needs a congress that will help them expand the middle class and move our country forward. i promise you i will work my work.erol l work.ute the of >> they give for offering this lively debate and allow only everybody to come out here tonight to understand where we stand on specific issues. does the other day, my neighbor came up to me and said, why are you running for congress? why are y
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 2:00am EDT
affirmative action at colleges and public employment, including blue states like california, michigan, and washington. the second major problem facing affirmative-action, of course, is the legal issue, which will be joined in the fisher case. many people expect the u.s. supreme court is going to curtail or even eliminate the ability of universities to use race in admissions. the court has visited this issue before, in 1978, and then in 2003. both times by a very narrow margin, 5-4, the u.s. supreme court upheld the use of modest racial preferences as the only way to achieve racial and ethnic diversity. justice harry blackmun tennessee said in the 1978 case, i suspect it would be impossible to arrange an informant -- affirmative action program in a racially neutral way and have to be successful. to ask this to be so is to demand the impossible. to get beyond racism, we first must take account of race. there is no other way. but then texas, univ. of texas found that there is another way to create racial and ethnic diversity. as a set of figures suggest, in 1996, u t austin con
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
how that affects campaign 2012 -- and gas prices, california gas prices are expected to relax. they have had high prices recently and the governor has called for an early winter blend fuel. starting today and every tuesday up to election day we will get electoral scoreboard updates from a variety of publications. today features the wall street journal electoral map. a political reporter is joining us from the wall street journal. colleen? guest: first, we can see which states are swing states. we have at 8. a fairly small number of states up for grabs. within those states you can look at several measures. it's important to understanding the state's as we talk about the economy and the national economy and it's important to look at the economy within each of these dates so you can look at unemployment numbers and see how much a gallon of gas will cost in virginia and look at the history of each of these states to give you a sense of where they have been in the past and where they might be headed. so it gives you a good sense of which states are in play. you can even make your own map
CSPAN
Oct 22, 2012 6:00am EDT
california are on a screen at their own table 3,000 miles away talking. they have a different perspective on things. things that seem important to us in washington seem irrelevant there. the reverse can be true. it is great to have a conversation back and forth. it adds to the fact that we have bureaus across the country with like chicago, we have full time people in new orleans for a couple of years after katrina, and having people in different places just really enriches the conversation and the range of stories you can do. >> one of your radio reports, so people can hear you, this is on the road. we will find out afterward. [video clip] >> this is morning edition. >> i am standing on the ruins of carthage. we are by the mediterranean sea which is almost sky blue. this city was the capital of an empire, destroyed by the romans more than 2000 years ago and rebuilt before it fell into ruin again. what we see are a couple of stone columns and the foundations of ancient buildings. we came here to begin a journey along the coast line through libya, egypt, and we are watching as nations rebui
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
california now by the chinese people. and my state, my governor, brought in teachers from india, relocated them, paid them to relocate, plus the dream act, paying them to relocate. where our teachers are laid off. so i'm saying he keeps blaming bush, blaming bush. well, you can only blame bush so long, and the democrat from florida talking about, oh, the billionaires are against him. who do you think is putting up the money for him to go from state to state at our expense? host: that's bonnie in maryland. we've got an item from "the washington post" this morning. this is by paul cane, the headline, harry reid hurt in a car crash. he's got an update. he says that reid suffered from rib and hip contusions and was cleared for release by doctors, according to the statement from his office. some members of his security detail, along with a staffer, also experienced minor injuries. this is talking about a crash outside of downtown las vegas. host: back to the phones. lisa in parker, colorado, is on our line for independents. good morning, lisa. caller: hello, good morning. host: lisa, why are yo
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
with it. host: we will go to bradley next from california, a republican there. what are your thoughts on this this morning, on the trust level of government during natural disasters? caller: my mother and i were just talking about it last night and i said i do trust the federal government. we have the highest amount of intelligent resources, first responders. we have state of the art technology in the 911 emergency equipment. we've got all of that at our disposal. but i do believe, i said mom, we have to let the states get a mandate of what they need with eyes on the ground and let them handle the first responders and when it first happens within the first few days or weeks and if this turns into a long-term disaster like the fires we had in california and earthquakes, then the federal government has established itself and can start putting its boots on the ground so to speak. but for the american people to blame the government lake blame bush -- like blame bush, the state should take care of it in the beginning. host: that is how it works right now according to a pest in the
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
report that maybe california had not filed their numbers and timed to be reflected in the latest job numbers that came out. i have not had those discussions with chairman issa our committee staff. >> you have to leave it there. >> let me pick up on the conversation of this so-called facing. he asked him about that. what is happening right now? what did you hear? >> it is interesting. ever wish i to figure out these situations. we cannot even begin to figure of these scenario until november 7. it is clear they're not thinking seriously until they know who has won. it is very interesting that he said he would allow sequestration to take effect even if nothing else happens. other republicans have indicated that they want to delay sequestration, but a better plan. sounds like he and his colleagues would not be on board with that. >> that is a big take away from this interview. he said do not suspend sequestration. the republicans are fractured y of these talks saying that we need to do what ever it takes to stop the defense cuts from happening. now you have jim jordan saying we will let
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 10:00am EDT
, spoke at california state university northridge to discuss lessons learned from the 2008 campaign and how they can be applied to this year's campaign. >> this is something of a homecoming for me. i grew up until i was in third grade, i live in lakewood california. and i spent a lot of time in this area. this was a holiday place for me. all my relatives lived scattered from granada hills to this area. this is where we came every christmas and thanksgiving and so forth. it's a great honor to come back here. to tell you about myself, when i was in third grade i moved to a two-r rivers, california. a small town. i had the same intent kids i went to school with every year until a great. when i got into high school, we were bused into the valley and picked up a lot more classmates. we did a lot of outdoor activities, camping, fishing, hunting, played ball. and so, eventually, i ended up at uc santa barbara as a student of political science. having grown up rural and kind of small, i never imagined i could work in the white house or be part of a political campaign like the obama campaign. so
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 10:00am EDT
conversation with him on this. i talked to him about the situation in libya. i heard somewhere a report that maybe california had not
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 5:40am EDT
california, for example, who've lost their defense-related jobs. they ought to be engaged in making high-speed rail; they ought to be engaged in breaking ground in other technologies, doing waste recycling, clean water technology, and things of that kind. we can create millions of jobs in these new technologies more than we're going to lose in defense if we target it, but we're investing a much smaller percentage of our income in the things you just asked about than all of our major competitors and our wealth growth is going down as a result of this, making the country poorer, which is why i answered the gentleman the way i did before. we have to both bring down the deficit and get our economy going through these kinds of investments in order to get the kind of wealth and jobs and incomes we need in america. >> mr. perot, what about your plans for the cities? you want to tackle the economy and the deficit first --- >> first, you've got to have money to pay for these things. so, you've got to create jobs. there are all kinds of ways to create jobs in the inner city. now, i'm not a politic
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 10:00am EDT
atlantic.com/politics. mark in california is our next caller, calling on our line for independents. go ahead, mark. >> caller: hi. i just wanted to say, you know, as far as the ground game with the democrats and republicans, there's not enough coverage given to the alternative parties to actually make it a truly level playing field. libertarian party doesn't get any coverage, nor does the green party. >> host: all right, mark in california. does the size of the manpower in these various swing states dictate or attract a certain amount of media coverage from what you've been able to see. >> guest: i don't think. in fact, i think this is an aspect of the campaign that probably doesn't get covered enough, considering how important it is, how much time and money the campaigns spend on it. it's important not to overestimate the significance of a field operation, the sort of political rule of thumb is that you may get two points out of it. you know, over what you would get if there were no kneeled organization. -- field organization and obama is at at a disadvantage when it comes to vote
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 10:30pm EDT
we take control from the state of california? this is what it's all about, dr. ruiz. i and others, including partners like senator feinstein, senator denise due chaney have also been working very hard on the salt and sea. time is of the essence. right now is an opportunity to finally get the support of neighboring communities, all the way to the city of los angeles. i've called for two congressional hearings as soon as possible into the matter of the salt and sea. but dr. ruiz, this thing you're bickering about bickering is getting old. i'd like to point to people -- >> time, congresswoman. >> thank you. >> dr. ruiz, you have 30 seconds. >> yes. this is another example of a failed promise and failure to lead. she's had 14 years and we see she is still talking about the same thing. nothing has happened. nothing has got done. the other thing is -- and i think one of the reasons is because you're so out of touch, you're so out of sight. you're harder to find than waldo unless people pay to see you. it's very difficult. so we have to make sure that we have true leadership and bring pe
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 1:00am EDT
next call is from california. caller: i want to say i felt joe biden was right on. he won, hands down. he was very matter of fact. he knew what he was talking about. he pinpointed every issue and paul ryan just ramble on and on and did not commit himself to anything. he refers to the democrats cannot work with congress. it is because congress is, intentionally -- does not want to work with democrats. they are all republicans. very many of them want to make sure the democratic party looks bad. >> was there a moment from the debate that stood out in your own mind? caller: i think joe biden was so sincere, so committed to the middle-class people, i just really have 100%, 110% faith in him and president obama. i think our economy will get better. i see it around our area. it is starting to get better now. i believe it will continue that way if we keep joe biden and president obama. >> thank you for the call. it is 20 minutes past the hour. reaction to tonight's debate. the republican line, on the phone from rodgers still, tennessee. caller: i am a graduate of the college. i am a lawyer in
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2012 9:00am EDT
according to population. california, texas have more votes. the electoral college is divided so that it -- 100 senators plus the three electors from d.c. it is already weighted towards have the states in terms of population. host: george on our line for democrats. hello. caller: again, the reason the electoral college was established is our founding fathers as bright and democratic as they were did not trust the population. as i just mentioned, the senators were not elected until after the turn of the century. and as far as the electoral college protecting the smaller states, well, let us be honest, new hampshire and iowa basically sets the presidential candidates. it is really hard if you lose. it is very, very difficult. they have bounced back. i do not recall who. i. bush did, and a couple others. but the electoral college is really elitist. host: we will leave it there. to that is accurate. many thought that citizens could not be responsible for making these decisions. he and my view, james madison, was the most brilliant and a brilliant class of voters. he did create a representati
CSPAN
Oct 21, 2012 9:00pm EDT
would expect a lot of stores in california to see growing sales as customers flocked into their stores instead of buying on-line. do not hold your breath. that is not likely to be the case. case. people buy onlnie
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 12:00am EDT
today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. chris was born in a town in california. the son of a lawyer and a musician.
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 10:00am EDT
california, a graduate program that does reporting, but we are working with different organizations. we do not really have an initiative, per said, but there are organizations that are doing incredible work with citizens. "the guardian" in the u.k. is the best example of a large organization that works with citizens on a huge scale. one of the things they did in the last couple years was pulled from public records about the way their politicians are spending money. millions of documents. they created a form and citizens volunteered to go through those millions of documents and competed. it was amazingly successful. i do not know how many thousands of people participated, but it was a lot. "the guardian" is very innovative. american journalists are trying to find ways to do this -- to engage citizens. we do not get a lot of cold calls or tips, but we never ignore. i do not know if there are journalists out there -- we never ignore a tip. i do not care how crazy it seems, how far-fetched -- we always follow up. you will be surprised at how many amazing stories we get out of thosetips
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm EDT
country be supporting the high tax rates of california and new york? but anyway, that's my position, not mitt romney's and he also explained in the debate, this is my general proposal. we'll argue about it. we'll talk about it. i'll take it to the democrats and we'll work it out. but even the tax policy center that claims this would be a $5 trillion tax cut for the rich has said -- has now admitted, well, we weren't calculating all the deductions that could be taken. we were just guessing which deductions he would eliminate. this is an opinion about what the result will be. well, republicans have a different opinion about the result. >> i want to open up the phone lines and invite you to join the conversation this morning. and we'll put those on the screen. you can tweet us and our email address if that's your preferred method of communication. we'll follow those in our discussion with ann coulter and will stay with us until 8:30. the new jobs numbers are out and so we want to have a chance to look at those and get her reaction to the political import of those. a few minutes on your
CSPAN
Oct 25, 2012 1:00am EDT
legislation in for hispanics. in florida, virginia, california, this is an important topic. the president and mitt romney need to answer. they need to let us know if they are looking out for the latinos and they need to let us know what exactly they're doing. host: chairman? guest: you mentioned the president did not do anything about immigration. he did not focus on the economy, deficit. he focused on his health care law. when you want to make the case for change, for firing somebody, you have to demonstrate that they failed. the facts are there. when you look at hiring someone, you look at a resume or their history. history is a good predictor of how someone will perform in the future. that is why we go through interviews when we hire folks. governor romney has a history of success. salt lake city, staples, sports authority, his business ventures. governor romney will deal with immigration. he will deal with our deficit and he will deal our debt. he will do it successfully based on the history. president obama never had a that track record. host: we're talking with the florida
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
. stock in california might be the largest of 300,000 people. mayor bling is an honest man. i don't know if he's a fantastic charismatic leader. you now, i think that detroiters like people are a little bit of swagger and attitude. to be forthright as a mayor, he's been kept in closer to the vast than most detroiters are used to. >> let's look at a little bit of your film. obviously it's a commercial product and we will show bits and pieces. if people want to see this or they want to see jesus camp, how can they get them? "detropia" is playing in theaters across the country now. it in over 50 cities. people go to "detropia".com. it's in all secondary markets. d.c., new york, l.a., philadelphia, baltimore, etcetera. it's probably -- it's a varied experience. all of other films you can see on netflix or online. this film, "detropia" will be on dvd. >> run this opening and explain what's going on here. [video clip]. >> you're watching live one of 10,000 homes they are trying to get done in the next four years over the course of the four years of mayor bling term. these are houses that
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
great state of wyoming, former u.s. senator. [applause] from the sea of california -- state of california, antonia hernandez. welcome. [applause] and the newest member of the commission, which means a lot to me, we are happy to add to our list tonight father john jenkins from notre dame university. [applause] now i have to lecture first about these things. this all will be dark as we go forward. even if you have it on silent and you turn it on, it flashes with lights. hopefully we can live a for 90 minutes without these things turned on. turn them off. keep them off. secondly, this is not the primary debate. all the cheering we have heard, we hope we will not hear that until the end of the debate. there are many people in this audience to are part of history. you are here in person. there'll be millions of people sitting at home and watching this and listening very carefully to the president and to governor romney and trying to determine what they will do in november. it is wrong for us to intrude on them. please, do not clap or cheer. do not make any noise. we have a little su
CSPAN
Oct 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
in california who has been a victim of some of these super pac adds. and he and others considering legislation to tighten the rules. johnny in san diego, you are supporting gary johnson. why is that? caller: i was a late decider. i was between governor johnson and governor romney. but i actually think he won the third party debate. i was very happy were focusing on that. the whole media treats the presidential race of a football game to give his two teams. but the reality is, i am not y cynicalism.icalis and in california, we are not a swing state. i think the ross perot 15 percent rule is really unfair. but how can you poll that 15% if you are not in the debate anyway. that is why i am not going to waste my vote on either of the two major candidates. host: camille in florida. it decided for president obama. when did you make that decision? caller: i am pretty much of their. unfortunately, i say unfortunately only because of the super pac issues. i just hear people calling in, i have been listening to c-span for a while now. i watched the debates. the libertarian gary johnson, and
CSPAN
Oct 25, 2012 10:00am EDT
popular states like california, new york. really, the only popular state republicans were up to score is taxes. democrats waste more votes than republicans do. it is that would be the norm if you had a divided electoral votes. this time, it is different. if that happens, it would be more likely to go the other way because of the last electoral college we are talking about. >> amy talked about pennsylvania being off the map. pennsylvania is put as a swing state. some electoral maps have it that way. >> i would look to follow the money. if a campaign has spent approximately $0 on a state, that says to me they are not invested in that state and considerate of a battleground state. that is what has happened. they talk about that. people on the ground. organizations, that is nice. but nobody has put a dime, from either campaign, recently, in terms of advertising, some of the out side groups put a little bit of money in there, but only a little. most of this money is going, and the poor people of ohio have been innovative for month. i completely agree with charlie. when you saw these ads going
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
of california and new york? he also explained in the debate, this is a general proposal. we will argue about it, talk about it. i will take to the democrats and we will work out. even the tax policy center that claims this would be a $5 trillion tax cut for the rich has said, and men and then we were not talking all the deduction that could've been taken. we were just guessing. this is an opinion, not about what the result will be. republicans have a different opinion about the result. host: i want to open up the phone lines and invited to the conversation this morning. you can also send us a we will -- -- tweet. we will also put up our e-mail address. the new jobs numbers are out, so we want to have a chance to look at those and get her reaction to the political import of those. we should spend a few minutes on your book before we get to the calls. what is your thesis, what are you try to do with it? >> white guilt has never done anything for america. it has driven the race is far apart. i go through some of the stores from the golden age of racial demagoguery in the '70s and '8
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 10:45pm EDT
people in california, for example, who've lost their defense-related jobs. they ought to be engaged in making high-speed rail; they ought to be engaged in breaking ground in other technologies, doing waste recycling, clean water technology, and things of that kind. we can create millions of jobs in these new technologies more than we're going to lose in defense if we target it, but we're investing a much smaller percentage of our income in the things you just asked about than all of our major competitors and our wealth growth is going down as a result of this, making the country poorer, which is why i answered the gentleman the way i did before. we have to both bring down the deficit and get our economy going through these kinds of investments in order to get the kind of wealth and jobs and incomes we need in america. >> mr. perot, what about your plans for the cities? you want to tackle the economy and the deficit first --- >> first, you've got to have money to pay for these things. so, you've got to create jobs. there are all kinds of ways to create jobs in the inner city. now, i'
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
-- most of your contributions are coming from outside. california, new york, other states. most of the group's funded you on the back level. the stimulus bill. >> time. this is for candidate gill. would you support federal legislation that would allow concealed -- at public universities. if not, would you think illinois should pass such a law for public universities in the state of illinois? >> i would. since i still have a minute and a half to go, i will say mr. davis, you do not know where my individual donors who gave less than $200 live. i would not be telling a crowd you do. , would youman davi support it? >> yes. getting back to responding -- [laughter] i agree i do not know where they are. i do know where your large contributors are that you would be beholden to in washington. they are from new york, california, florida, and what is happening is these are the same people who have been involved in working toward hr 676, a national health-care system that will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars -- jobs and every american the ability to choose when and where to seek treatmen
CSPAN
Oct 25, 2012 1:00pm EDT
is tapped into the california grid. jeffrey also mentioned the housing market and the obama surrogates being in nevada all the time. there was an editorial board interview last year where romney said the housing market should be allowed to bottom out. you cannot say that in nevada. there are so many people who need some sort of assistance. the parties cannot agree about whether it should take the fund washington should be trying to force some kind of principle reduction program. they are not sure the government should be pushing the banks around. people criticize romney about being callous about the particular problems of nevada and how severe the problems were when he made those comments. host: we have another caller from nevada. caller: i am looking at the bat out of 50 states -- nevada being 49th or 50th in education. i just moved to nevada. i cannot see where they are on education. host: carrie brings up some of the personalities in nevada. guest: education is a huge issue in nevada. nevada has not qualify for a race to the top funds. it is a turnaround school system. we
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 7:00pm EDT
been done before. i saw it done with our wonderful ronald reagan, a conservative from california, and the liberal democrat tip o'neill from massachusetts. that's what we need more of, and that's what i've done in washington. senator obama has never taken on his party leaders on a single major issue. i've taken them on. i'm not too popular sometimes with my own party, much less his. so medicare, it's going to be a little tougher. it's going to be a little tougher because we're talking about very complex and difficult issues. my friends, what we have to do with medicare is have a commission, have the smartest people in america come together, come up with recommendations, and then, like the base-closing commission idea we had, then we should have congress vote up or down. let's not let them fool with it anymore. there's too much special interests and too many lobbyists working there. so let's have -- and let's have the american people say, "fix it for us." now, just back on this tax, you know, again, it's back to our first question here about rhetoric and record. senator obama has v
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
telling us how to control things. we know better how to do it in california" or texas or wherever it is. so this is what our program is all about, and i believe you're right on to something. if we don't change the education we're not going to be able to compete. federal funding for education is up substantially, pell grants are up, but it isn't going to get the job done if we don't change k through 12. >> governor clinton? >> first of all, let me say that i've spent more of my time and life on this in the last 12 years than any other issue. seventy percent of my state's money goes to the public schools, and i was really honored when time magazine said that our schools had shown more improvement than any other state in the country, except one other -- they named two states showing real strides forward in the 80's. so i care a lot about this and i've spent countless hours in schools. but let me start with what you said. i agree with some of what mr. bush said but it's nowhere near enough. we live in a world where what you earn depends on what you can learn, where the average 18- year-o
CSPAN
Oct 20, 2012 8:35pm EDT
meetings that year. it took place at the university of california in los angeles and lasts about an hour and a half. >> the colleagues on the panel ann compton of abc news. margaret warner of news week magazine, and andrea mitchell of nbc news. the candidates are, vice president george bush, the republican nominee and governor michael dukakis, the democratic nominee. [applause] for the next 90 minutes we'll be questioning the candidates designed by representatives of the two campaigns. however, there are no restrictions on the questions that my colleagues and i can ask this evening and the candidates have no prior knowledge of our questions. by agreement between the candidates, the first question goes to governor dukakis. you have two minutes to respond. governor if kitty dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer? >> no, i don't, bernard. and i think you know i opposed the death penalty. i don't see any evidence that it's a deterrent and i think there are better an more effective ways to deal with violent crimes. we've done so in my
CSPAN
Oct 25, 2012 10:52pm EDT
landland is this land is my land from california to the new york island from the west -- from the redwood forest to the gulf stream waters this land was made for you and me the ie shadow of steeple by the relief office i saw my people as they stood hungry, i stood there wondering if this land was made for you and me as i went walking that ribbon of highway and saw above me that endless sky way and saw below me the holdrgolden valley this land was made for you and me ♪ please join us. ♪ this land is your land this land is my land. from california to the new york island from the redwood forest to the gulf stream waters this land was made for you and me when the sun came shining, then i was strolling in wheat fields waving and dust clouds rolling the voice was chanting as the fog was lifting this land was made for you and me this land is your land this land is my land from california to the new york island from the redwood forest to the gulf stream waters this land was made for you and me god bless america for me this land is your land this land is my land from california to the
CSPAN
Oct 16, 2012 1:00pm EDT
many mandates telling us how to control things. we know better how to do it in california or texas or wherever it is. so this is what our program is all about. and i believe you're right on to something, that if we don't change the education we're not going to be able to compete. federal funding for education is up substantially -- pell grants are up. but it isn't going to get the job done if we don't change k through 12. >> governor clinton. >> first of all, let me say that i've spent more of my time and life on this in the last 12 years than any other issue. seventy percent of my state's money goes to the public schools, and i was really honored when time magazine said that our schools have shown more improvement than any other state in the country except one other -- they named 2 states showing real strides forward in the 80s. so i care a lot about this, and i've spent countless hours in schools. but let me start with what you said. i agree with some of what mr. bush said, but it's nowhere near enough. we live in a world where what you earn depends on what you can learn, where the
CSPAN
Oct 26, 2012 1:00am EDT
why the republicans should be their choice. i start to see that. host: let go out to california on the independent line. caller: i think all american citizens should be protected. what happened in benghazi is our military was put on alert right away and our president made our military stand down and not protect american citizens because it is political. what is really going on? it is a new world order and we need to stop this. we need to think about america and america only right now. guest: i would think form policies should be focused on because we have such a large concentration. up in hawthorne, we have the depot for munitions and a lot of servicemen but i do not see it as a major issue. we are hurting so economically that we tend to need nothing but jobs, jobs, jobs. host: right wing writes in on twitter -- again, we have about 15 minutes left in this segment on nevada. opening it up to your calls. we will go to a new york resident right now on the republican line. good morning, bill. caller: hi. could you remind the people of nevada how obama went after all the corporations, brin
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
. host: that is wilmington, delaware. rob from california on our line for republicans. caller: i believe jim lehrer did an excellent job. i think to try to stay as neutral as he could. it was obvious. i think the second debate, the lady was very biased. she was kind of moving in and being attacked by biden. when you do not have anything going right, you have to attack like a biden did. the economy check mark fails, inflation and our company checkmark fails. policies in afghanistan, fails. when you have all of these failed policies, i am on the west coast and we are paying $5 a gallon of gas. when you have all of these failed, you have to attack, you have to try to defend. and all of the democrats, what are the defending? they are defending nothing but failed policies. host: harkin in next two moderator's be better? -- how can the next two moderator's be better? caller: please do not interfere. host: squirt guns at 15 paces. and new york on our line for independents, hello. caller: i am going to stay on topic. with the moderators, i think jim lehrer did not have the control that t
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 10:30am EDT
, washington state and california. it is now a ballot measure in arizona, prop 121, with other states interested in adopting the system. what can your position on the top two primary system, and why? >> we'll start with jill stein. >> thank you, and again thank you so much to free and equal and to all of you for being here. yes, i think top two does not enlarge our democracy. in many ways it confuses things more. it puts many candidates onto the ballot all together, and it arby temporarily attaches party labels to them. any candidate can choose any label they want. so it really degrades the meaning of our political parties. where they have meaning, and i know they don't always, but there are some that do have meaning that aren't bought and sold to the highest bidder. and the green party is one of those parties. and i know there are some other parties here as well. the independent party, where the party actually represents real values. and the top two obscures the meaning of those parties, and it essentially puts everyone in together so you really can't tell who's representing you and
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
: gas prices dropped less than a penny in california. that caller mentioned gas prices less than penny. average prices in orange county actually fell tenth of a cent $4.69. still about 51 cents more than last week and 91 cents more than a year ago. georgia, an independent john, go ahead. caller: something that is irritating. i think they really do a disservice in public when they kind of manipulate the ignorance of the political process. one example is when your guest said that the senate voted down an economic bill 90-0. when there's some nuances to that. when you attach abortion legislation to a veteran jobs bull. you will get that result. we need to be more clear when we make statements. not everybody understand what's going on as opposed to trying to score political points. guest: i appreciate what the gentleman had to say. there was no amendment or rider on this approach. every year the house and senate has to adopt a budget resolution. what that is suppose to do is set the basic parameters of government spending and taxes when you do the appropriations bill, they suppose to
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 10:00am EDT
day's proceedings is approved. the pledge will be led by the gentleman from california. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3-b of house resolution 788, the house stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. on friday, october 12, twelve. -- 2012. there. unfortunately, c-span does not control the cameras instead of the house. we are not able to show you the continuation. there are a number of democratic members and their aides on the house floor. over the past several weeks, democratic members have come to the floor to call on republican leadership to bring congress back to work. the next legislative session will be november 13. meanwhile, in washington, a group of senators, formally known as the gang of six, now 8, a meeting in mount vernon to talk about the so-called fiscal cliff, the aspiring tax cuts, the sequestered budget cuts, including senator chambliss. talking about the pending january 1 deadline. any
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 8:00pm EDT
event is hosted by the university of southern california schwarzenegger's institute for state and global policy. panelists include senator john mccain and former senator tom daschle. >> we all breathe the same air. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the chairman of the institute and the inaugural holder of the governor downey chair professor of state and global policy at u.s.e., governor arnold schwarzenegger. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you very much. thank you very much for the fantastic introduction. that's exactly the way i wrote it. [laughter] also thank you very much for your great partnership. one thing i wanted to correct what you said today is i did not win miss universe. different bikinis, waxing, all of those things i did not win that competition. it's mr. universe. anyway, i want to say how enthusiastic i am about being in partnership with u.s.c. the president from the beginning was -- we were drawn to his creativity and vision. his extraordinary vision and commitment to u.s.c. and schwarzenegger institute is unmatched. to be honest also, great being the only
CSPAN
Oct 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
votes to the winner of the national popular vote. california is on board, maryland, a few other states. when the agreement reaches critical mass, when there are enough states on board to have a majority of electoras --host: \ they need 270 -- host: they need to under 70. guest: it is -- host: thaey need 270. bank people in california are not our friend voters -- guest: it changes the dynamic. the current system is a good value for special interests and the people who fund the elections. they can dump all this money in a high of 81 not see any as in most other states just out of balance -- not see any -- of all this money in ohio and not see any in most other states. it is out of balance. caller: in missouri, we have high an -- todd akin republican rep. i believe democrats voted him in his and i know a lot of republicans who did not vote for him. i say, go head and vote for a kin. ostracized for all republicans. claire mccaskill has been the current politician. then there will be term limits and it will stop all of this misinformation and voting across the lines. scientists polit
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
were headed for california. we stopped in nevada for the day. we never left. my dad was a waiter. on a waiter's salary, he put food on our table, clothes on our back, and two daughters through college. i worked my way through college as a waitress, a cocktail waitress, and a shoeshine girl. i think it is my job to make sure people who come after me have the same opportunities my family had when we first came to nevada. thank you. >> thank you. thank you to my opponent for being here tonight. thank you so much. i grew up here in nevada with five brothers and sisters. my father was a mechanic and a mother was a school cook. my father created his own business. took him years. hard work. the government did not help. there were certain important principles he lived by. if you work hard every day you get an opportunity to succeed. not a guarantee, but an opportunity. he also believed if you play by the rules, you would be rewarded. if you did not, there would be consequences. it is amazing how much this country has changed in the last four years. the results of this change. it is amazing w
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